About RHMA


RHMA plants and strengthens churches in small towns. Through the years the blessing of God has clearly been evident, as new churches have been established and existing churches given new impetus. In the process, countless have been won to Christ and nurtured in their faith.

RHMA ministers to thousands of town and country churches and pastors through . . .


  • Our staff of church planters and missionary pastors
  • Small-town pastors’ conferences
  • Seminars
  • TACT (Town and Country Training) classes for seminary students
  • Printed, media, and website resources

Do you share RHMA’s passion to meet the spiritual needs of rural America? Then this website may provide just the help and encouragement you are seeking!

A Word from our Executive Director

Thank you for your interest in RHMA! Whether you are new to rural America or a veteran, please take a look around. . . . Click Here


A new book we recommend . . .







Longtime RHMA friend, member of our Board of Reference, and frequent Small-Town Pastors’ Conference speaker, Warren Wiersbe, was called home to heaven May 2, just two weeks short of his 90th birthday!

A search of the Internet will find very few videos of Warren Wiersbe preaching (a lot of audio recordings, but not video). RHMA found in its archives a videotape of a sermon he preached at our 1995 Small-Town Pastors’ Conference titled “What Am I Going to Get?” It’s based on the Matthew 20 parable of laborers in the vineyard.

It’s as timely today as it was 24 years ago. (It was a “family service” so you’ll occasionally hear a toddler outburst!) You can watch it here.

Dr. Wiersbe joined us again three years later. You can listen to his five messages on Rediscovering the Church here (sorry, no video!).




RHMA’s Executive Director Ron Klassen was recently interviewed on Dr. Angie Ward’s Church Matters podcast. You can listen to it here.








If you’re a pastor’s wife in rural ministry, we encourage you to check this out! 

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Interested in a little information on the who/what/where/why/when of RHMA?

View our 75th anniversary video . . .











Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

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Small-Town Pastors'

TACT Program

TACT Program

3 out of 4 graduates seeking a pastorate will find themselves in a small-town or country church ... Are you prepared?

Rural Ministry Resources

Small-Town Updates

Small-Town Updates